Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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The Cutwater Suede Chukka is a men's sneaker that is offered in sizes from 7-16 Medium. Although created as a lifestyle sneaker and not for athletic purposes, the mid-top silhouette still provides support and stability which is a feature that is always a plus on every sneaker. Because the lacing system also goes all the way up to the ankles, it ensures further foot lock-down. These sneakers also feature genuine rawhide laces, leather from dairy cows which offers slip resistance and durability.
Functionality and modern style best describes the Sperry Cutwater Suede Chukka. These sneakers feature a rugged outsole that is contrasted with a premium suede upper which provides comfort and durability. Aside from the upper that is more elevated in style as opposed to canvas, the mid-top silhouette also makes this more formal and suitable for casual occasions, only with the comfort of a sneaker.
More than the neutral colorways that it comes with, these sneakers are easy to style. Because it looks more prim than regular sneakers, it is best paired with trousers or dark-washed jeans.
Aside from the sneakers' good looks, it also boasts of technologies that gear up its users for the colder season. Its upper, foot bed, and shell are fleece-lined and infused Thinsulate™, a 3M technology that keeps the feet warm without making the shoe bulky.
True to its boat shoe heritage, the Sperry Cutwater Suede Chukka also features a Razor-Cut Wave-Siping outsole. It delivers superior traction on wet and dry surfaces through the razor thin and wavy lugs.
Paul Sperry, an inventor and an avid sailor, founded Sperry in 1935. Although the story is not entirely proven, the first shoe invented by Sperry was caused by a slip and fall on the deck of his boat. It drove him to produce footwear that provides support and grip, especially on slippery surfaces. Paul became highly inspired by his dog who effortlessly walks on ice. It led to the design of the Sperry Top-Sider which has a herringbone pattern similar to the creases and grooves of a dog's paws.
Before the invention of Top-Siders, options for great boat shoes was nonexistent as it was either made of crepe rubber that becomes slippery on wet surfaces or those made of coiled rope soles which is slick on dry areas. The herringbone pattern on the outsole was strategic and as it provides traction in all directions.
Since then, the company has produced different designs and evolved to its product range to more than just boat shoes. The Sperry Cutwater Suede Chukka exhibits a different look from the usual image that we have of Sperry.
- A single item of the Sperry Cutwater Suede Chukka weighs 15 oz.
- This shoe has a removable molded EVA footbed which boosts the comfort and shock absorption.